Scanadu Scout 'medical tricorder' brings in $1.66 million in crowdfunding campaign

By Jesse
Jul 23, 2013
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  1. The health startup Scanadu just finished their Indiegogo campaign, bringing in $1.66 million in orders for the Scanadu Scout from backers around the world. That makes it the most successful campaign to date on the crowdfunding site.

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  2. They should be sold at 2X to cover possible lawsuits of "wrongful" readings, unless that is all ready factored in
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,556   +862

    I find it hard to believe that something placed on your forehead can accurately read your heartbeat.
    But hey, ive been wrong ALOT before.
  4. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +56

    With the treadmills at the ymca you just put your hands on the handlebars and they measure your heartbeat.
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    In hospitals they just put a light clamp on your fingertip to measure your heartbeat.
  6. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,106   +97

    Scanadu, apply directly to the forehead. Scanadu, apply directly to the forehead. Scanadu, apply direc... oh nevermind.
  7. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,750   +1,105

    I'm don't think we should call it a tricorder if it can measure 7 things. According to wikipedia a tricorder was called 'tri' because it had 3 functions; measure, analyze and record. This only does the measuring. I don't think Spock would approve.
  8. Algorath

    Algorath TS Rookie


    Tricorder = Triage recoder. :)
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,491   +2,042

    Everybody seems to be jumping on the "Crowdfunding" bandwagon. Where do I sign up?
  10. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,424

    It still cannot do blood analysis for chemicals and vitamins - perhaps the most important check one needs for health monitoring. If it could do that also, I would be happy to pay $500 for it.

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